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Elizabeth tutors in Toronto, Canada

Elizabeth M.

Private tutor in Toronto, Canada

5Elizabeth M.

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Education

Almost 2 decades in private practice as a professional academic coach. ~Specializing in students with and without giftedness, dyslexia, anxiety/emotional sensitivity, ADHD, and select other IEP needs. BA Social Anthropology, Minor Geography BSc Natural Sciences - including advanced spatial statistics, I'll soon be starting a postgraduate diploma (the first half of a masters degree) via part-time distance ed at Massey U New Zealand. Montessori Elementary Language Arts & Math Courses 20+ B.Ed University Teacher Education Courses (More than a B.Ed) including: *curriculum and instruction in mathematics and sciences. *teaching exceptional students (special education) *experiential education *Children's literature. *Theater for young audiences Extensive professional self-directed learning including: ~special education (AD/HD, mental health, learning disabilities, ~anxiety, depression giftedness); ~gifted and twice exceptional; ~children & teen mental health and learning; ~math, science, and literacy education; ~girls education; ~21st Century teaching & learning; ~iPads & technology in education & special education ~progressive (child centred) education; ~interaction of the environment/architecture and student engagement; ~and much more…

Experience

MAKING ACADEMICS STRESS-FREE & FUN, SINCE 2001! PROFESSIONAL FULL-TIME TUTOR AND ACADEMIC COACH. GRADES 6-12, and post-secondary Note: My email has changed and can't be updated on university tutor. The correct email is: mselizabethmccready@gmail.com 416-556-4079 (text only please) Please email or text me directly, as university tutor isn't sending messages to my correct email address. SPECIAL EDUCATION - INCLUDING MENTAL HEALTH: Specializing in Students with Test & Math Anxiety, AD/HD, Anxiety*, Learning Disabilities, Giftedness, Depression and Poor Organization & Study Skills, STANDARDIZED TEST PREP: SAT/ACT/SSAT/ISEE GIFTED ENRICHMENT & GRADES 6-10 READING & WRITING SKILLS: "Big History Project" Interdisciplinary course for grades 6-10 that delivers a big picture look at the world, and helps students develop a framework to organize what they’re learning both in and out of school. Students gain a better understanding of how we got here, where we’re going, and how they fit in. It’s a place that was 13.8 billion years in the making. This is an excellent, effective, and engaging way for students to greatly improve their reading comprehension and non-fiction/essay writing skills - either in person, via Skype, or a combination. (This is excellent via Skype!) ELITE STUDENT ATHLETES & ARTISTS *Former tutor for a member of Canada's Junior National Rowing Team (SAT prep, & IB Program). *Tutored an international level tennis player in AP courses and SAT & ACT prep for US Ivy League college admissions (pre-vet programs) Former students include: provincial/regional/national level water polo, volleyball, tennis, hockey, basketball, and rugby players. I've also had a student who sails the Tall Ships around the Great Lakes, and dedicated performing arts students (dance, drama, music). **SKYPE tutoring available for student athletes. IB PROGRAM: Private & Public Schools- Exam prep, school year support, academic coaching, study & organizational skills. AP COURSES: Exam prep, school year support, academic coaching, study & organizational skills. STUDENTS MOVING TO/FROM CANADA/ONTARIO: I'm a dual Canadian/New Zealand citizen and lived in NZ in elementary school. I understand the challenges of switching education systems, frequently moving, and admission requirements at overseas private schools. I have experience teaching students new to Canada, and assisting students in admissions and preparing to move overseas to go to school. FEES: range from $50-85/contact hour per student. etransfer payments available. Fees vary depending on grade level, number of subjects, program type (ie standardized test prep, Final Exam Prep, Elite Student Athletes), materials included, length of program, and payment plan selected. *SSAT/ISEE/SAT/ACT - fees range from $65-85+/hour *Other academic coaching and subject specific tutoring ranges from $55 - $75/hour.

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Availability

Monday after 4PM, Tuesday after 4PM, Wednesday after 4PM, Thursday after 4PM, Sunday after 1PM

Can Meet

Up to 25 minutes away for a flat fee, Up to 15 minutes away for no additional charge

Hobbies

Ballet, hiking, xc skiing, Nordic Walking, yoga, volunteering & community building, swimming, trail running, dance, reading, knitting & fibre arts, pets, Information Technology, Social Media, occasional video game player, published writer (SEO articles--Search Engine Optimized web articles including for www.ehow.com).

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